Slow Start Dooms GC Men’s Lacrosse in 11-2 Loss to Hampden-Sydney

The Pride men’s lacrosse team (3-8 overall) fell behind 7-0 after three quarters of play and suffered an 11-2 setback at Hampden-Sydney (7-2 overall) on Wednesday. Greensboro lost despite both teams finishing with 35 shots each.

The Tigers did most of their damage in the first period, outshooting The Pride 14-3 en route to a 4-0 lead. Greensboro held a 12-5 shot advantage in the second period but came up empty, as Hampden-Sydney scored the lone goal of the period to go into the break on top 5-0.

Two third period goals stretched the Tiger lead to 7-0 before Ryan Kissner opened the fourth with back-to-back goals to cut the gap to 7-2. Scott Showalter provided the assist on the second score.

Hampden-Sydney prevented The Pride from climbing any closer, scoring the final four goals of the game to pull out the 11-2 final.

The Tigers picked up 43 ground balls compared to 28 for Greensboro and won 14 of 16 faceoff attempts.

The Pride forced 22 turnovers on the night with Grant Jeffries causing a team high two. Mitchell Kanowicz made ten saves in goal, taking the loss for Greensboro.

Next up for The Pride is a road date with Peidmont on Saturday. Game time is set for 1 p.m.